The first annual Johnson & Wales Homecoming was a busy and exciting weekend of firsts, food, family and lots of JWU Spirit! After cheering through the parade, rooting for our Volleyball team (who went undefeated in the weekends matches) playing corn hole at the campus cookout and testing my luck at casino night, my favorite part of homecoming weekend was having my Dad visit and being able to celebrate it all with him. We walked around Uptown Charlotte where the annual Q.City Barbecue Festival was taking place. We listened to some awesome Blues bands and ate award winning barbecue. We also went to a really nice dinner. La Tagliatta is an amazing upscale Italian restaurant in the Epi-Center. Now, I may not be a Culinary Arts major but I sure can appreciate good food! Going on Dad/Daughter dates has always been one of my favorite things and it was definitely my favorite part of the weekend!